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Savage Shrimp

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Lawai Road and Poipu Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
almost as good as we remembered

After arriving in Poipu, we went in search of our favorite shrimp food truck where we signed our names on the side almost 10 years ago. We couldn't find it and after asking around found that they had become a brick and mortar restaurant a couple of years back and were in the Kukui'ula Village... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
caljoy
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San Francisco California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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San Francisco California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After arriving in Poipu, we went in search of our favorite shrimp food truck where we signed our names on the side almost 10 years ago. We couldn't find it and after asking around found that they had become a brick and mortar restaurant a couple of years back and were in the Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center right at the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Excellent value for fantastic food! This was a nice alternative to the higher priced places in the same shopping center

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Kansas City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After having shrimp on Oahu at various food trucks and on Kauai also, I gave savage shrimp a 4 star. Its pretty tasty shrimp but I have had slightly better. The shrimp place in Waimea is better if you are looking for a great shrimp shack. Service was very friendly and we did end up going a couple times.

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Urbandale
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is the best shrimp place that we have been to! The menu is comprised of several shrimp choices, ie: scampi, tacos, etc. I had Cookie's scampi and my husband had shrimp tacos. Wonderful! We ate there several times. They are open for lunch and dinner.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As we have eaten some of the best shrimp on the island of Oahu we were very excited to get our hands on some AMAZING hawaiian shrimp. We ordered take-out to go and watch the sunset on the beach. We both ordered garlic shrimp and payed the extra $2.00 to have the shrimp peeled. The meal smelled great until we... More 

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Sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food was really good at the first time we ate there, so we came back for the second time. The second time was not good at all. They need to make the taste consistent.

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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The garlic shrimp were smallish, over-cooked and not fresh, the rice was old and cold, and the shaved slaw was only lightly flavored. The fish tacos were slightly better. The meal cost: $30.11 with a can of pop. The meal was fine and the price was reasonable so I won't complain much. I did pay $2.00 to have my shrimp... More 

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Ilinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

As I have seen others review, my shrimp was a bit overlooked and lacking good flavor (had the garlic shrimp). My husband's coconut shrimp was pretty good though, as well as the dipping sauce. Had high hopes, but sadly disappointed overall.

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Hinton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you're expecting fresh, juicy shrimps, you'll be disappointed. Overcooked and tasteless. Never again. Note: We got a full refund

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We decided to have a laid back dinner while in Poipu! Savage shrimp has great prices, good portions and lots of flavor! Perfect for lunch, takeout or a casual dinner! Watch out for the firerock shrimp...its SPICY!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lawai Road and Poipu Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?